(1924 - 2014)
Florida Master Artist

Peter Powell Roberts is an acclaimed Florida Master Artist who was an instructor and a department head at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota Florida for 23 years. .He also founded the Design and Computer Graphics Departments at the college.

Peter Powell Roberts and his work went missing 2010 after his wife, of some 45 years, died.  He was found in 2012 when Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) President, Fred Leavitt and his therapy dog, Sheba, visited a nursing facility in Sebring Florida.  A body 136 pieces of Mr. Roberts original oil on wood paintings and eight sculptures were later found in a storage shed.

Peter Powell Roberts’s art celebrates the Central Florida environment by rendering its minutia in a unique way. His
work is renowned for depicting Florida nature in compositions that reflect the abstract.

"Mr. Roberts paintings bring his unique talent for interpreting the oft overlooked minutiae present in Florida's landscape", Jim Fitch, Acquisition Agent for Florida Masters Collection. Founder Museum of Florida Art and Culture, SFSC

Mr. Roberts, a Highlands County resident, has willed his body of work (most of which has never been seen before) to HCA. in 2014. This treasure is being held in care.

HCA has established a museum dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of his work. To support this effort one piece of his original art was sold. Signed limited edition (20) archival books, and a collection of limited edition prints are available for purchase.

His oil on wood paintings can be viewed at the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center
310 West Main Street, Avon Park , Florida


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